Governor Pat Quinn’s budget plan for next year relies on spending $1.7 billion more than last year, a $1.5 billion deficit, and more borrowing to make up the difference, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

Governor Quinn outlined his Fiscal Year 2012 budget proposal to a joint session of the General Assembly on February 16. Fiscal Year 2012 runs from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.

“Well, it’s more of the same actually. It’s more spending. It’s more borrowing. It’s a budget that’s out of whack. The numbers don’t add up,” Senator Bivins said. “There’s a $1.7 billion increase in spending and this has been our problem all along. Too much spending is what got us here, so stop the spending.”" />

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